A long-awaited programme of improvements at the busy Pwll-y-Pant (‘Cedar Tree’) roundabout in Caerphilly is set to begin next month.
The improvements will increase capacity at this key strategic location, as well as reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability for local bus services.
Work will begin on site on Monday 9th October and continue for a 12 month period. The improvement works are being funded as a result of developer contributions and Welsh Government grant funding.
The multi-million pound scheme will see the following improvements made:
- Partial full time signalisation of the roundabout
- Incorporation of a pedestrian crossing on the eastbound lane of the A468/A469
- New footway linking the existing pedestrian bridge to the footway on Pontygwindy Road
- Additional filter lane on the A469 in Llanbradach and extension to the existing filter lanes
- Creation of a dualled lane approach on the eastbound lane of the A468/A469 and duelled exit from the roundabout
- Creation of an additional filter lane and extension in length to existing filters on Pontygwindy Road
- Creation of a dualled approach to the A468 Bedwas Arm and exit to the roundabout
In readiness for this work, the council’s appointed contractor Walters UK Ltd have organised three ‘Meet the Team’ events, where members of the public will have the opportunity to discuss the improvement works with members of the project team.
These events are being held on:
- Wednesday 4th October – Pwll-y-Pant Village Hall – 1.30pm-5.30pm
- Friday 6th October – Trecenydd Community Centre – 1.00pm-4.00pm
- Saturday 7th October – Caerphilly Library – 10.00am-2.00pm
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Infrastructure, Cllr Sean Morgan said,
“It’s pleasing that these long awaited improvements will shortly be getting underway. While there will inevitably be some disruption while the works are in progress, the result will see the creation of a more efficient highway, which helps to reduce congestion, improve safety and improve the reliability of local bus services”.
The council has a dedicated webpage for the Pwll-y-Pant roundabout works, and as works progress, residents and businesses can access updates on the scheme’s progress. The webpage is www.caerphilly.gov.uk/pwllypant
Please be aware that there is limited disabled parking at each ‘Meet the Team’ event location. Residents who have any specific requirements such as access, hearing loop, require translation facilities or wish to use the Welsh language at the event please contact [email protected] or 01443 866 511.